Matlock/The Cult

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The Cult
Season 3, Episode 18
Airdate May 2, 1989
Written by Marvin Kupfer
Directed by Harvey Laidman
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The Cult is the eighteenth episode of the third season of Matlock, and the sixty-fifth episode overall.

Starring: Andy Griffith (Ben Matlock), Nancy Stafford (Michelle Thomas), Julie Sommars (Julie March) (credit only)

and Kene Holliday (Tyler Hudson)

Guest Stars (in alphabetical order): Earl Boen (Patrick Morrison), Roger Davis (Joshua Bradbury), Jack Dodson (Dennis Austin), Albert Hall (Assistant D.A. Corbalis), Dani Klein (Sarah), Charles Lanyer (Martin Washburn), Jeff McCarthy (Thomas Oldham), Bonnie Urseth (Anna Oldham), Wally Ward (Jack Austin), Al White (Ezra Smith)

Co-Starring: Eric Fleeks (Policeman #1), Howard Mungo (Sergeant), Richard Newton (Judge Cooksey), Jeris Lee Poindexter (Cultist #1), Casey Sander (Policeman #2), Ray Templin (Piano Player), Kahlil Wheaton (Bailiff), Michael Zorek (Cultist #2)


Plot Overview

A distraught father, who's trying to save his son from the clutches of a religious cult, enlists Matlock's help when he's arrested for murdering the cult's leader and Tyler might not handle the pressure, where one crosses their own social boundary, when he permeates the cult.


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